The Atlanta Hawks' bench players showed promise in a 109-106 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the starters rested for the upcoming Play-In game against the Chicago Bulls. Trae Young returned with a strong performance, contributing 19 points and seven assists in just 27 minutes of play. Despite a rough shooting first half and a 17-point deficit, the Hawks fought back to make it a competitive game, highlighting the resilience of the team.

By the Numbers
  • Trae Young: 19 points, 7 assists, 2 turnovers
  • Kobe Bufkin: 6 points, 3 rebounds
  • Mouhamed Gueye: 2 points, 5 rebounds
Yes, But

The Hawks' struggle with shooting in the first half posed a challenge, but they displayed resilience and determination to make a comeback.

State of Play
  • Atlanta will face the Indiana Pacers in their final regular-season game.
  • The loss to the Timberwolves, while disappointing, showcased positive performances from both the starters and the young bench players.
What's Next

The focus shifts to the upcoming Play-In game against the Chicago Bulls, where the Hawks will look to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Bottom Line

Despite the loss, the Hawks' resilience and the promising efforts of their bench players signify a positive outlook as they head towards the Play-In game, emphasizing the valuable experience gained by the younger members of the team.